Review: Puro smartphone covers

April 4th, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note casePuro, an Italian manufacturer and retailer of smartphone accessories, have been kind enough to send over some products for SoMobile to review, including; a Samsung Galaxy Note Booklet case, an iPhone 4 skull case and this quirky iPhone stand/holder.

First up, the Galaxy Note case (right) – although without Samsung‘s 5.3-inch phablet to hand this admittedly isn’t our most thorough of reviews. The skinny casing is crafted from what Puro are describing as an “eco-leather” material, which feels nice and comfortable to hold and shouldn’t add too much extra bulk to the already massive smartphone.  We got our hands on the black Galaxy Note case, which with its silver detailing and sturdy magnetic closure, felt much-more expensive than its €29.99 price-tag.

Next up, the skull-print iPhone 4 case. We were sent the white iPhone case over to review, which with its silver-embossed skulls on its rear is a quirky alternative to your typically plain iPhone covers. Made from a sturdy-yet-flexible ‘anti-shock’ material which covered an ample proportion of our iPhone’s screen, we weren’t too scared to finding any nasty scratches on our Retina Display, and didn’t have to carefully place the phone back in our pocket after sending a text message. The most impressive feature though is the cover’s price – as this lean-yet-rugged iPhone case will cost you just €14.99 (around 12 quid).

iPhone 4 caseLastly, Puro’s bizarre ”iPhone 4 cover+holder+stand up” (left), which isn’t a case that will appeal to everyone. Comprising of a hard cover and an attachable stand-come-holder, this 3-in-1 product certainly isn’t the most portable of cases, but it’ll no-doubt appeal to those who watch a lot of TV on their Apple-branded smartphone.

The phone cover itself isn’t all that practical, as it barely covers the screen of the phone, which means the display could still pick-up nasty scuffs in your pocket. However, once attached to the included stand the case becomes a whole new product, enabling you to prop up your phone in both landscape and portrait modes – thanks to the rotating support on the rear-of the stand. To be honest, it’s not all that great to look at, but at just £12, it’s a neat little case for watching videos on your smartphone.

Thanks to Puro for the cases!